So, neither of the new consoles support 3D Blu Ray. But the PS3 does?
  • The PS3 is better at media than either the XBO or PS4, continued:

    The Xbox One will not support 3D Blu-ray playback, at least not at launch, a Microsoft representative has confirmed with GameSpot sister site CNET.

    However, it is possible that 3D Blu-ray playback could be added in the future, the representative said. The Xbox One is Microsoft's first console to feature a built-in Blu-ray player.

    Meanwhile, the PlayStation 3 supports 3D games and 3D Blu-ray movies. As CNET points out, the PS4 will support the playback of 3D games, though none will be available at launch. The official PS4 FAQ makes no mention at all of support for the playback of 3D movies.

    The Xbox One launches next Friday, November 22, for $500. GameSpot will have more coverage of the next-generation console leading up to release.

    UPDATE: Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has said the PS4 does not support 3D Blu-rays - at launch.

    He was asked about it on Twitter. His response: "not at launch, sorry."

    This suggests 3D Blu-ray playback will be possible on PS4 should a future system update be released.

    ORIGINAL STORY: PlayStation 4 does not play 3D Blu-rays, the system's online user guide has revealed.

    The document confirms that 3D Blu-rays and some re-writable 2D Blu-ray discs will not be supported by the console, Sixth Axis spotted.

    The lack of 3D movie support at launch is especially odd as Sony has previously been an advocate for the technology. It has released 3D films, published 3D Blu-rays and pushed 3D-compatible PS3 games. And, obviously, you could play 3D Blu-rays on PlayStation 3.

    There's no technical reason why PlayStation 4 couldn't support 3D Blu-rays and the option may be patched in at a later date - but there's no mention of if or when this may occur.

    At launch, the PS4 requires you to install its day-one patch to enable standard DVD and Blu-ray play.

    Blu-ray formats BD-ROM and BD-R/RE plus DVD formats DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW+2, DVD+R/RW+2 will then be playable.

    The formats not supported are Blu-ray 3D, BD-R/RE XL and BD-RE ver.1.0.

    MP3 and audio CD options are not available at launch either, although support for these has been confirmed to arrive in a future patch.

  • I am not saying I am for or against 3D (because I know little about it)

    But, I thought I had heard/read that it had kind of flopped... and was on the way out anyway... (I believe ESPN and maybe others had cancelled their television coverage in 3D...?) :wonder:
  • It kind of is, but still. Including stuff that was done last-gen shouldn't be a big deal, especially with how many years they've had to develop these machines.
  • But they do normal Blu-ray....right?

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